FlexAdvantage Blog

12
Aug

The Buy Side’s Hunt for Bond Liquidity

Aggregation tools that pull in direct pricing streams and RFQs into an execution management system (EMS) or order management system (OMS) are becoming a critical part of creating a composite view of the fixed-income market.

10
Jun

Globally Distributed Teams Prove Vital in Pandemic

Banks and asset managers relied on global teams to backup and transfer workloads during the pandemic. But, in moments of crisis, exposure to operational risks, model risks, cybersecurity attacks, and fraud can increase exponentially.

19
Feb

FX Algos Gain Adoption on the Buy Side as Best Ex and TCA Fuel Change

With the proliferation of algorithms in currency markets and regulatory pressure to prove best execution, buy-side trading desks are adopting algorithms to source liquidity and lower trading costs in FX trading.

5
Sep

AI: Natural Language Processing and the Battle for Unstructured Data

Increasingly banks are turning to the field of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning to extract valuable information from voice, documents, and audio to boost productivity on trading desks.  It’s all part of a broader push to gain efficiencies by training machines and bots to analyze language, capture insights, and replace manual tasks and drive workflows further downstream.

19
Aug

Algo Wheels Spinning into Futures

Algo wheels have become a popular technology in equities trading, but now there are signs that algo wheels are expanding beyond equities into multiple asset classes such as futures.

4
Jun

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

As asset managers become more data-driven in their analysis of execution quality, they are reallocating order flows among their broker-dealer relationships at a faster pace. 

16
Jan

Consolidated Market Data Feeds Gain Traction in Algo Trading and Fixed Income

Amid all the fire and fury of the battle over costs, there are signs that buy-and sell-side firms have shifted some of their execution needs for data over to consolidated market data feeds.

20
Dec

Bond Traders Flock to ETFs, Venues and Technology to Manage Risk in Credit Markets

With volatility spiking in global stock and bond markets, there’s been a profound shift in market psychology from chasing higher yields to focusing on risk in the credit markets. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.

22
Aug

Treasury Trading Evolves with Bilateral Streaming

Electronic trading in the US Treasury secondary market is evolving and shifting, as non-bank liquidity providers and dealers participate on venues that offer bilateral streaming on a disclosed basis.

28
Feb

Artificial Intelligence Gains Momentum: From Machine Learning to Deep Learning

Among the key benefits of artificial intelligence is that it can analyze large volumes of structured and unstructured data more quickly than humans do, which can boost productivity. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken examines.

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